absorbency

noun

ab·​sor·​ben·​cy əb-ˈsȯr-bən(t)-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio)
plural absorbencies
1
: the quality or state of being absorbent
2
or absorbancy : absorbance

Examples of absorbency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These mats can hold up to 1.7 cups of water without losing their function or absorbency. Lee Alisha Williams, Southern Living, 15 Mar. 2024 Our hands-on liquid testing revealed no leaks, high absorbency, and soft materials. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 10 Mar. 2024 Possible options include cotton or polyester in a waffle weave for maximum absorbency or lightweight yet powerful modal blends. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 They were also asked to rate the underwear from one to five in the following categories: absorbency, odor control, comfort, fit, breathability, and value. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 When most people think of toxic shock, the first risk factor that leaps to mind is usually high absorbency tampons. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 24 Jan. 2024 The oversized thin towels are more like wipes than paper towels and performed worse than paper towels in our absorbency tests. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Jan. 2024 Cabbage can take on any flavor thanks to its sturdy leaves and high absorbency. Zoe Denenberg, Bon Appétit, 15 Feb. 2024 The long-staple Turkish cotton material gives them an extra soft and smooth feel, not to mention increased absorbency and durability. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

absorb(ent) + -ency

First Known Use

circa 1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of absorbency was circa 1703

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Cite this Entry

“Absorbency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorbency. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio)
plural absorbencies
1
: the quality or state of being absorbent
2
or absorbancy : absorbance

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